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Music Flashbacks

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 … “Yeah!” by Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon
2003 … “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
2002 … “Foolish” by Ashanti
2001 … “All for You” by Janet
2000 … “Maria Maria” by Santana featuring The Product G&B
THE 1990s

1999 … “No Scrubs” by TLC
1998 … “Too Close” by Next
1997 … “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” by Puff Daddy featuring Ma$e
1996 … “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
1995 … “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
1994 … “Bump N’ Grind” by R. Kelly
1993 … “Informer” by Snow
1992 … “Jump” by Kris Kross
1991 … “Baby Baby” by Amy Grant
1990 … “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor
THE 1980s
1989 … “Like a Prayer” by Madonna
1988 … “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by Whitney Houston
1987 … “I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)” by Aretha Franklin & George Michael
1986 … “Kiss” by Prince & the Revolution
1985 … “We Are the World” by USA for Africa
1984 … “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” by Phil Collins
1983 … “Beat It” by Michael Jackson
1982 … “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
1981 … “Kiss on My List” by Daryl Hall & John Oates
1980 … “Call Me” by Blondie
THE 1970s

1979 … “Heart of Glass” by Blondie
1978 … “Night Fever” by The Bee Gees
1977 … “Southern Nights” by Glen Campbell
1976 … “Disco Lady” by Johnnie Taylor
1975 … “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” by B.J. Thomas
1974 … “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” by MFSB & the Three Degrees
1973 … “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando & Dawn
1972 … “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
1971 … “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night
1970 … “ABC” by The Jackson 5
THE 1960s

1969 … “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” by The Fifth Dimension
1968 … “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro
1967 … “Somethin’ Stupid” by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
1966 … “Good Lovin'” by The Young Rascals
1965 … “Game of Love” by Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
1964 … “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles
1963 … “I Will Follow Him” by Little Peggy March
1962 … “Good Luck Charm” by Elvis Presley
1961 … “Runaway” by Del Shannon
1960 … “Stuck on You” by Elvis Presley
THE 1950s
1959 … “Come Softly to Me” by The Fleetwoods
1958 … “Witch Doctor” by David Seville
1957 … “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley
1956 … “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley
1955 … “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” by Perez Prado
1954 … “Wanted” by Perry Como
1953 … “The Doggie in the Window” by Patti Page
1952 … “Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr
1951 … “How High the Moon” by Les Paul & Mary Ford
1950 … “‘The Third Man’ Theme” by Anton Karas
THE 1940s
1949 … “Cruising Down the River” by Russ Morgan
1948 … “Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)” by Peggy Lee
1947 … “Heartaches” by Ted Weems
1946 … “I’m a Big Girl Now” by Sammy Kaye
1945 … “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time” by Les Brown
1944 … “It’s Love-Love-Love” by Guy Lombardo
1943 … “I’ve Heard That Song Before” by Harry James
1942 … “Moonlight Cocktail” by Glenn Miller
1941 … “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” by Jimmy Dorsey
1940 … “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller

Cleaning out the computer…

and am finding tons of old stuff that was from the Moveable Type journal, Livejournal, and Blurty.  Probably a side project to repost the old stuff into this blog.  We’ll see.  At least this is keeping me preoccupied and not shopping for a new TV.

A Different Kind Of Test

Testing the Blog Post option with Word 2010. You know, just in case I need to post something with Word 2010 instead of using Live Writer.

I should be reading a book or something

So Internet is down right now, for me anyway. Thank goodness for iPhones and faux 4G speeds from AT&T to get me through my Internet withdrawal. No if only I could play World if Warcraft or Diablo III on my phone…

Anyway I somehow messed up my TV so now I have a reason to look for a new TV to buy for Xmas. All I wanted to see is if I could use HDMI to hook up my computer to the TV. I can, but now the reception on the HDMI, PC, and TV sources are flickering. It's what I get for messing with stuff that didn't need messing with. In the other hand, new TV for me, hee hee.

I should goto bed early anyway, since I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. Getting a physical, checking out the knees, and asking about sleep apnea. I'm still in denial about the snoring, I think that I just breathe a little loud. We'll see.

Can't wait for movember to be over. The little that I have to shave off is driving me crazy.

Next computer project is to get my music collection organized…again. When I reloaded my music, I lost all of the ratings and the genres are all messed up. Going to try and get OCD on all 145gb of music.

Ok enough mindless banter, I should start reading the books that I got this last weekend. Need to learn how to get a new job.

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Overall a pretty good day

Currently working on backing up my computer and looking at Cyber Monday Ads trying to find a TV to buy.  I'm hoping that 500GB is enough to backup everything since 300GB wasn't.  The fact that I'm creating a weekly backup is amazing in itself.  I'll bring the 300GB up to the parents at Xmas time and put it in their machine and upgrade it to Windows 7; the current machine is running XP on a 30GB hard drive.  At least it has 2GB RAM.  That'll leave me with trying to sell a 120GB hard drive on Craigslist.  Maybe I'll give Dad the 120GB instead and sell the 300GB.  They are both so small (…that's what she said…) and with hard drvie prices what they are today, I'll be lucky to get 10-20 dollars for them.

Also looking for a 40" TV to replace the 32" that I have now.  Went to Fry's and wasn't impressed with their prices.  They have cheap TV's but I refuse to buy anything with COBY stamped on it.  There was also a brand called TCL, but I haven't heard anythng about them.  What I want is a Samsung TV with a PC input, but haven't found one yet.  I guess I could connect with HDMI.  Just need to keep looking.

Go a bunch of clothes that I can just throw on for those days that I'm late for work.  I have a feeling that tomorrow will be one of those days.  We'll see just how many pieces I'll keep and what gets returnred back to Macy's

Did I mention that I'm not looking forward to work tomorrow?

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Getting breakfast before a day of shopping

Getting breakfast before a day of shopping

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More post testing.

Posted this at 5:40am. How long does it take to post on my blog?

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At the airport waiting to return to the Bay Area

Not sure if I am ready to go back or not. Just have to tough it out for a month before I'm back up here for Xmas.

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Insomia – 1; Theraflu nighttime medicine – 0

I thought that the Theraflu would knock me out so that I would have at least one night of sleep before I fly back.

Note to self, need to fix and add pictures to the Pictures section.


More random thoughts and testing

Went out shopping today and bought nothing.  I used to be good at this shopping thing, but now I got nothing except for paid off cards and empty bags.  The main issue is my weight and not finding anything that can really fit me.  Or maybe I'm just too picky about what I want to wear.

Eric and Cynthia are out on a date to see the last Twilight movie.  I humbly declined to go and see it with them, having read the first book and watch some of the first movie.

Other Thoughts:

Why do I buy jewelry for women I like?  They never wear what I buy.  I must be a bad gift giver.  Xmas is here, so this is a good thing to realize, yes?

Maybe I should get rid of all my clothes and start all over again?  I'm good at starting over again, just not good at finishing the starting over part.  I am getting older and maybe it is time for me to start wearing stuff more appropriate to my age.

My Xmas present that I want Eric to get for me is small.  Lets take bets on if I will loose it within the first two weeks of having it.  Lets take bets on if it will be enough to get me to the gym again.

Movember sucks.  It's for a great cause and I've donated, but this no-shaving thing is getting more annoying day by day.  It doesn't help that my beard is patchy and not rugged look that I was hoping for.  Def. not enough to hide the fat in my face.

I like the webcam that I got my Dad for his computer last Xmas.  Maybe it's time for me to get one also so we can Skype with each other.  Then I can Skype with other people too.

Depression is mostly gone after a week of being up here.  However, I've had nothing to replace it with, so there is just an empty spot in my soul currently.  Will have to goto the hospital and get some new drugs to fill the hole up with.

Maybe I'll brave the crowds on Sunday and go to Union Square to go shopping.  I def. need to stop by the Castro and see if Ken's bookstore has a book that I want: 642 Things to Write Journal.  Hopefully, it will have some good ideas for me to blog about since I can't/won't blog about the stuff that is in my head right now.

O.K., lets test this out and see if it will post to my blog and to Facebook.

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